The February edition of FlyPast features a treasured survivor on its front cover. The Temora Aviation Museum’s Lockheed Hudson is a magnificent flying memorial to the many airmen who served on the versatile US-designed twins in World War Two. Hudson IV ‘A16-211’ VH-KOY is captured in flight by photographer Gavin Conroy, while historian Andrew Thomas describes the use of the type in Australian hands.
Our popular Spotlight section focuses on one of World War Two’s finest fighters – the North American Mustang. With new features and exclusive artwork, we revisit this legendary type.
Babak Taghvaee explains how the fearsome Tu-22 Blinder became the eyes and ears of Soviet long-range aviation.
Eagle from the lake
The remarkable discovery and retrieval of a Messerschmitt Bf 109G from a remote Arctic lake is described by Mark Sheppard.
Maple Leaf heroes
Donald Nijboer details the courageous World War Two exploits of 126 Wing, Royal Canadian Air Force.
Last year marked the centenary of the Royal Aircraft Establishment. Richard Gardner details its achievements.
Plus, Ken Ellis examines the legacy of Martlesham Heath and describes what remains of its long and varied aviation heritage today. We also present images from an atmospheric night photography shoot which highlighted the ghostly contours of white-painted Avro Vulcan B.2 XM603. Graham Pitchfork assesses the career of World War One ace Billy Bishop, Andrew Thomas presents images of Grumman Avengers in Royal Navy service and we celebrate the return of the world’s only complete Hawker Typhoon to its home at Hendon.
and much more!
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